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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Peter Cook
Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg
BLOOMBERG 05/22/2014
Chang: What about the technology companies? they are not too happy with this bill. Cook: They’re not too happy. They were initially supportive, as were a number of privacy groups. But at the end of the day, there were late changes requested by the intelligence community. They suggest there are loopholes here that will still allow for the bulk collection of internet users' data. And there’s a coalition of about nine companies, Google, Microsoft, Facebook all involved, who said they could not support this bill at the end of the day. They’re urging Congress to dig deeper into this to make changes. And their specific area, Emily, that they are worried about – and it’s the selector terms. The terms of surveillance community, intelligence community can use to look. The language used in the bill, such as term specifically identifying a person, entity, account, address device, -- they say basically that language is too broad allows the government to search for too much. They worry again that they are going to pay the price from a business standpoint in terms of their reputation around the world. It concerns in other parts of the world not just in the United States. That they're still playing ball with the government too much.
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